Parkinson’s Pointe was founded in 2018 by two physical therapists who recognized the need for a comprehensive center that addressed the health behavior changes necessary to make a positive impact on the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s Disease. In collaboration with members of the community, Parkinson’s Pointe was established and serves as a model for community-based programming, exercise, and wellness, supporting people with Parkinson’s Disease and their care teams.
Parkinson’s Pointe is unique due to three key elements underlying the program design.
High intensity, complex exercise
Access to supportive community
|This was a monumental year for Parkinson’s Pointe, where we served 40 new people impacted by Parkinson’s through a variety of our programs, serving 80 total people. In addition, we were able to impact 28 people who were newly diagnosed through our Pathfinders Program and new Coffee and Connect Program.||Dear Community
On behalf of our team at Parkinsons Pointe, I would like to thank you for your generous investment in our community and programs during 2022.
This was a monumental year for Parkinson’s Pointe, where we served 40 new people impacted by Parkinson’s through a variety of our programs, serving 80 total people. In addition, we were able to impact 28 people who were newly diagnosed through our Pathfinders Program and new Coffee and Connect Program. This accomplishment means so much more than that number, though it is a number we are extremely proud of. Reaching more people allowed us to grow our team as well. We hired two new part time positions in 2022 including Alejandro Ayala, our Member Development Director and Jen Flavin, our Grant Specialist.
Impacting more of the community meant forging new partnerships and relationships. This year we welcomed nine new board members and have hit the ground running since. Our board has enabled us to cultivate new relationships and reach more individuals in our community in 2022, thanks to their dedication and commitment.
We also deepened our relationships with key providers and foraged new collaborations with allied health partners to share our resources. We met with key foundations and nonprofits to collaborate, address specific needs in the Colorado community, and receive grants that allow our programs to continue to thrive. We were especially grateful to receive a grant from the William I Smith Family Foundation for $50,000 in addition to grants from the Parkinson’s Foundation, Beanstalk foundation, and Perry Foundation.
Our developing community has allowed us to grow our programs and add new classes including Nutrition for Parkinsons, Pilates for PD and Spin for Parkinson’s. We also welcomed Bethany, a new instructor to the team, and shared our continuing education class on working with People with Parkinson’s with 30 fitness professionals. This allows our impact to go even further! We look forward to adding more new programs and enhancing our speaker series in 2023.
We also celebrated with the community during our Recognition Event and Holiday Open House, where we raised over $65,000! It was wonderful to connect in-person and we received a warm turnout despite the snowy weather. This was only possible thanks to your generous support!
Thanks to our donors, supporters and members, Parkinson’s Pointe has continued to thrive and grow in 2022. Thank you for making this a tremendous year for us, and please continue to share your enthusiasm and support as we embark on an ambitious 2023, where we intend to continue this incredible momentum! If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our work and progress, please feel free to reach out or visit our website, https://parkinsonspointe.org/
Thanks to your support, we can continue offering a strong community to help improve the lives of People with Parkinson’s.
Meredith Roberts Lo, DPT
Classes and Education Events
|Last year, we served 80 people impacted by Parkinsons in our community through a variety of our programs. In addition we were able to impact 15 newly diagnosed people through our Pathfinders program from October through December.|
Showcasing our future site
|Board Chair, Joe Miller engaged Kristi Volskis, AIA, Architect, to create beautiful conceptual renderings to showcase our future site. We dedicated our future spin room as the “John Carlin Spin Room” sponsored by our generous new donors Tom and Phil McClung of the Perry Foundation.|
Celebration of Supporters
|Our October 7th event at the Golden Hotel, was a huge success. We had a standing room only crowd with over 70 people attending. We thanked our past supporters, instructors, board members and welcomed some new supporters.|